Wednesday, July 30, 2008

HEY! What a Day....

First they cut...Then they fluff... next they pile... Then the big dog comes...
and poops them out.

That's the technical term!
It's a big job. Then evening comes... and the job is done.
And they are all still here in the morning.I love looking out my front porch this time of year!

19 comments:

Mary said...

Hey, I'm glad you showed how they do that. Always wondered how them make the round bales. I grew up watching them make the old fashioned regtanglar bales at my grandma's farm. Loved riding on the hay wagon when we visited as kids :-)

John Theberge said...

This is quite a common sight this time of year around here too. In the old days they did this all with horses and by hand, hard to imagine.

Lynne said...

I can't really explain why but I really love the look of round hay bales in fields.

Eve said...

Hi Mary,
Hey! Anytime!!!

Hi John,
There are a lot of Amish around here that still do it the old fashion way!!! Not so hard to imagine here!!

Hi Lynne!!
I love the bales in the fields too, especially mine....sadly they are already picking them up today!!!

Bird Girl said...

Gee...I'm tired just reading about it - but imagine the old days when hay bailing didn't have all the techno help - wow. Seeing the bales in the fields is just awesome. I always wonder why many of these people seem to leave them there WAYYYYYYYY to long in rain after rain and then they must be ruined?

Adrian said...

Hey Eve

Lovely evocative pictures. As John says in his post in times long gone by they used to do this with horses - heavy horses we call them or Shires to give them the correct title. I often wish we could go back to those times - farmers employing lots of men to do these heavy physical jobs and all in an environmentally friendly way. I am not sure that progress really equals progress! Love the previous post as well - not seen a painted lady for ages.

Take care, Adrian

Jenny said...

Hi Evie

You seem to get that lovely low mist quite a bit. Is there a river there or something? Just thought, I should go and look on GE and see for myself! By the way, thanks for your short e-chat earlier, twas a big help!
Jen

Eve said...

Hi Bird girl,
These guys are great, they cut and bale so quickly, then the bales never sit long. But I don't mind if they sit for a few days because I love to look at them and the red-tail hawks LOVE to sit on them. I'm a bit sad tho because they are picking them up today!!!
PS Check you last post comments...blooper one...I left another comment for you.

Hi Adrian!
I think it would be really hard to keep up with feeding all the people without this way of doing it. But if more people grew there own food sure. It's a catch 22 isn't it!! I love the Shire horses and just the word Shire evokes a simpler time...my favorite books are the "Lord of the Rings" series. I love thinking about the "Shire" and it's sweet folk!!

Hi Jenny,
You'll see a big pond out there, that's not on my property and I've actually never been out there. I have a thing about trespassing...just cant do it because so many people trespass on mine! Well I still feel bad about KT. Just remember you gave him a wonderful 15 years...which is a lot for a cat! He must have been very well loved!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

That last picture is AMAZING - very evocative!
And I see that you and I went to the same technical school. I've got things "pooping" things out all over the place here, too!
lol
and hey, i found the pic of daisy lu watching the critter farm chicks today - how is that sweet girl doing with the guineas?

Eve said...

Hi Danni! I just emailed you!! I thought you would like that tech term!!
Oh Daisy Lu is just another Guinea. She hangs with them all the time. I think she thought she was going to be able to fly with them yesterday when they all took off and she was running along with them! It'll be sad when they leave her behind and she turns to look at me and say..."what happened mom?"

Gill - That British Woman said...

One thing I enjoy about baling, is the smell..........I miss that now that we live in the city.

Great photo's

Gill from Canada

Eve said...

Thanks for stopping Gill!! It does smell very nice!!

Denise said...

What a great view from your porch. Makes me wish I had one with a view like that. I'd be sipping my lemonade and I wouldn't be able to move for a good long time with a view like that. These photos are really nice.

Eve said...

Hi Denise,
Well, I have this little problem...I'm one of those who can't sit still for more than a few minutes!!! I try and try to sit and just relax...then I think of something I have to do...I usually start to do it...forget what it was and then go on to something else!!!
What a life!!! ;-)
Thank you for your comments!

The Birdlady said...

Beautiful - That's out your front porch?! Lucky you.

Country Gardener said...

Love those round bales, so photogenic. Cheers, Yvonne

Roy Norris said...

Eve,
Having been brought up around farming, you lost me after 'First they cut". I like your technical terms though.
{:)

Eve said...

Ha Ha!!! Sorry about that Roy!! At least I know a "Tractor" when I see it!!!

Stacey Huston said...

LOL. you mean no one came in and walked off with them durring the night. great shot with the morning fog.. beautiful.. I bet is smells great, If your not allergic to hay that is..*